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re: Variety article on reasons for expanding and splitting Tony Award broadcast.
Last Edit: WaymanWong 01:14 pm EDT 09/25/21
Posted by: WaymanWong 01:09 pm EDT 09/25/21
In reply to: re: Variety article on reasons for expanding and splitting Tony Award broadcast. - TheHarveyBoy 06:57 am EDT 09/25/21

CBS' Jack Sussman: “It becomes a win-win for everybody involved. In this case it’s a win for the Broadway League, it’s a win for the Theater Wing, it’s a win for CBS, it’s a win for Paramount Plus. And it’s a win for viewers everywhere who can tap into this event, however they choose to.”

How is this a win for viewers when theater lovers are essentially blackmailed to join Paramount Plus in order to see half of the show?

Even with a free 7-day trial, it's still a ploy to sign up Tony watchers, who, demographically, tend to have higher incomes and more education.

As if Broadway isn't expensive enough, this two-tier system reinforces the idea that theater, in general, is only for the elite.

(P.S. I don't see much of interest on Paramount Plus. They're mostly CBS reruns, many of which I never watch for free on network TV.)
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